Avalon Fishing Pier in Kill Devil Hills, NC
Located in Kill Devil Hills, NC and protruding 696-feet into the Atlantic Ocean, Avalon Fishing Pier is one of the most beloved piers on the Outer Banks.
Constructed entirely out of wood, the build of this attraction is similar to Kitty Hawk Pier to the north, and unlike Jennette’s Pier to the south. The newest version of Avalon Fishing Pier as constructed in 1958, and is one of six piers north of Oregon Inlet and the Bonner Bridge.
If the fish are biting, the pier will be likely be filled with locals tossing a line in the water, hoping to catch whatever is biting. Attached to the wooden deck is a building that houses a sizable tackle shop with everything you need to go fishing including: bait, line, sinkers, jigs, and even fishing poles.
In addition to the tackle shop, there is an arcade that has a little something for everyone including pinball machines, racing games and pool tables. At night, the arcade is pretty busy, as this is one of the few arcades on the Outer Banks – great spot to bring a date after dinner.
When the waves are good, you’ll find an array of surfers – male, female, young, old – catching and carving waves left and right of the pier. The structure has helped shape some unique sandbars near the pilings, making the conditions ideal for surfers on most days. If you decide to go surfing near the pier, note that it’s recommended that you stay at least 100-feet away from the pier for safety reasons – you wouldn’t want to run into one of the hard wooden pillars!
Avalon Fishing Pier is headquartered right off beach road (NC 12) across from Awful Arthur’s Raw Bar and Grill in Kill Devil Hills. The attraction is open from 5:00 am – 2:00 am during the summer months and in the spring and fall, the pier is open at 6:00 am and closes when it slows down, usually before 10:00 pm.
So if you want to go fishing, or want to check out the view from the end of the wooden deck, or play some arcade games, Avalon Fishing Pier is the place to be.
Cost to go Fishing at Avalon Fishing Pier?
The daily rate for fishing is $12 for adults, $6 for age 12 and under, and that is good from when you get your stamp (5:00 AM at the earliest), until 5:00 AM the following day. A 3-day pass is $33, while a week pass is only $69. Season passes can be purchased for $300.
Avalon Fishing Pier
2111 N Virginia Dare Trail
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948